At the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez I was involved in doing research with halophilic Archaea in solar salterns in Cabo Rojo, PR. I went into the Environmental Science PhD program in Rutgers University in 2006 where I worked in Dr. Costantino Vetriani’s Deep-Sea Microbiology lab studying aerobic alkane oxidizing bacteria in deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
PhD Environmental Microbiology, Rutgers University
BS Industrial Microbiology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
GE2024 Research and Technology
Primary area of expertise:
Environmental Microbiology with a focus of alkane oxidation and geothermal environment
Advice for students preparing for your class:
Keep an open mind, come to class, ask questions and submit all parts of the final paper on time